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News Dabba 21 September: Five stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from the dispute over the Dasara rally amid Shiv Sena factions, anti-Hijab protests in Iran, to the US Federal Reserve set to lift interest rates.



Thackeray-led Shiv Sena moves Bombay HC over Dasara rally at Shivaji Park, the Hindu

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Sena moved the Bombay High Court and sought permission for holding the annual Dasara rally at Shivaji Park Grounds in Dadar, the Hindu reports. This comes amid the prolonged tussle between Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's faction and Thackeray's Shiv Sena over the venue. A plea in this regard, the report says, was mentioned by advocate Joel Carlos before a division Bench of justices RD Dhanuka and Kamal Khata and will be heard tomorrow. Read the full report on the Hindu.


BBC's coverage on the anti-Hijab protests in Iran


Female protesters have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran and have been burning headscarves. Demonstrations have continued for five successive nights and reached several towns and cities, BBC reports. The protests had triggered in the country after the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws. The report mentions that following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, authorities in Iran imposed a mandatory dress code requiring all women to wear a headscarf and loose-fitting clothing that disguises their figures in public. Read the full story on BBC.


Muslim family alleges mob attack over religion, report by The Quint

The Quint reports that a Muslim man has alleged that he and his family were beaten up by a mob in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district over their religious identity. He also accused the police of wrongly quoting him in the First Information Report (FIR). Wajid Ali (23), his father Layak Ali and his mother were attacked by a mob in the district's Auriya village on September 15. However, the police intervened and took the victims to the local hospital, the report adds. The police, however, have denied the allegation that the family was beaten up over religion and that they were wrongfully quoted in the FIR. Read the full report on The Quint.


The Straits Times: Putin warns West over nuclear blackmail

A report by the Straits Times says that Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War II. He warned the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail”, Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast arsenal. “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will use all available means to protect our people – this is not a bluff,” Putin said in a televised address to the nation, as per the report. Russia’s defence minister said the partial mobilisation will see 3,00,000 reserves called up and would apply to those with previous military experience. Read the full report on TST.


Reuters reports that fed set for big rate hike amid troubles at world's central banks


The US Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to lift interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point for a third straight time. Reuters report in this regard states the policy decision will mark the latest move in a synchronised policy shift by global central banks that is testing the resilience of the world's economy and the ability of countries to manage exchange rate shocks as the value of the dollar soars. Investors largely expect the Fed to lift its policy rate by 75 basis points to the 3.00 percent - 3.25 percent range. However, the report adds markets could be unsettled by the updated quarterly economic projections that will be released along with the policy statement. Read the full report on Reuters.